July 6, 2010
International Master Davorin Kuljasevic of Croatia, a graduate student in finance, just earned his final norm for the Grandmaster title, the highest level in chess. He becomes the first Knight Raider in the history of Texas Tech to accomplish this outstanding feat as there are only approximately 1,000 Grandmasters in the world. He now joins the Grandmaster rank with legendary players like Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.
He obtained his final Grandmaster norm by scoring five wins and four draws at the 2010 Pula Open in Croatia. Last month, Davorin scored three wins and three draws to help his team Mladost Zagreb win the prestigious Croatian Cup Team Championship.